Flowing On Your Own (FOYO)

Before I proceed, I'd like to make one thing clear: I am not saying that we don't need knowledge, ideas, and guidance from others. I am saying this: you have a built-in guidance system, and you also have an untapped reservoir of strength and creativity. In collaboration with teachers and ideas, structure and inspiration, precedents and principles, your inner power to express yourself as you see fit can come to life.

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Abby Maroko
The Art of Potential Suffering

If you continuously choose to avoid suffering and flee from suffering, you will become great at avoiding and fleeing from future suffering. You will be preparing to brace for what comes next. If you appreciate, embrace, and learn to love suffering, you will be in top condition for leaning and breathing into future suffering.

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Abby Maroko
How to Transform Mere Movement into a Spiritual Workout

In my own training sessions and in teaching others how to get fit as they can be, I encourage us to connect and disconnect the various aspects of ourselves when appropriate, and to feel our movement. Rather than concentrating on mind and body separately, connect your mind and body simultaneously. Rather than simply going through the motions, feel and appreciate the motions.

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Abby Maroko
Conscious Conversations: Beyond Just Words

Once we have this realization, we can set clear intentions for our conversations: whether that be to learn about another, the world, or ourselves. These intentions allow us to check in, and see more objectively if our actions are incentivized by ego, or rooted in sincere learning. In the process of setting intentions, we develop a capacity to align our intentions to our words and actions.

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Scott Haber
Finding Your Fire

I believe that the actions we take on a daily basis are subtly leading us to what our lives will become in three, five, or ten years from now. That’s why it’s so important to find things that ignite a fire within you. Whether it’s classes you’re taking, random jobs you have during college, places you travel, books you read, summer internships, volunteering, hobbies you spend time on. The experiences we accumulate today mold who we become tomorrow.

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Caitlin Climes
The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I believe that we all have certain mental patterns about the way we think the world works. They’ve been instilled in our minds since the moment we were born by our families, friends, communities, and society. It leads us to believe we should want a certain job, lifestyle, or way of being. But by trying new things that make us uncomfortable, I believe we break the mental patterns we’ve been trained to follow.

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Caitlin Climes
Gaining Trust With My Body

It’s time to allow our minds to think as they please, and be thankful for every single thought we have. We have the ability to be perceptive and introspective as human beings, and that is such a blessing and such a beautiful thing. After all, these thoughts are just thoughts, nothing else. Becoming mindful of what thoughts will aid in your personal development and which ones won’t takes work and progress, but I truly believe every single person has the capability of doing so. 

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Katelyn Wilensky
Beginning My Path to Spirituality

The world around us is an incredible thing, the concept of the universe and existence itself always amazes me. I can’t believe how life is made and humans live and survive in what we call Earth. We are just all a part of the process - we have socially constructed our planet in a way that seems most functional to us. We are guided by our intuition and whatever seems right, we go with. 

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Katelyn Wilensky
When Your Stress Outlet and Anxiety Collide

What do you do when something you’re passionate about, and is a major outlet for stress, also becomes your worst enemy? Almost like a “frenemy,” or that girl in your life who you kinda love but kinda hate at the same time? Like you let her borrow your shirt but don’t want her to look better than you when wearing it?

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Katelyn Wilensky
How to Live the Dream

Our lives are full of waves. Jobs, tragedies, road trips, school, relationships. They are all waves, and they are endlessly hitting our feet. And as tough as some of these experiences are, like saying goodbye to my Alaska family, I know that the waves will recede and my feet will be a little deeper under the sand. With every wave, I will continue to become more grounded until my feet are so deep that I am stuck in the ground.

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Josh Leider